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Troutfitter Fly Shop - Syracuse (315) 446-2047 ----- Troutfitter Fly Shop and Inn - Deposit (607) 298-2149

The sweet of the year.

Posted on May 29 2017

Dave and Rick from the Troutfitter took advantage of the Memorial Day holiday and came down to fish the BR. It spit rain all day out of a heavily overcast sky.  An upstream wind at times created instant drag on the best of casts.  But the bugs got going mid afternoon and the fish looked up often enough to let you get a cast off in their direction.

Bugs of almost every kind imaginable were seen on the water.  There were black caddis, tan caddis. march browns, gray foxes, green drakes, olives in various sizes, sulfurs and isonychias.  Despite the smorgasbord the bugs presented, there was not enough food on the table to get the fish feeding steadily.  Risers had to be marked and approached with care.  Often times they weren't seen again.  If you did get a fly in front of them, however, chances were good that you would at least get a look.  By the end of the day we had all hooked a good number of fish (some landed more than others).  For the full story you should stop by the Troutfitter and talk to Dave or Rick.

The boat pressure was relatively light and there was plenty of room for the few wade fishermen that we saw.  

It would seem that the hatches are building, the water levels are great and the next few days should be the best time of the year to be on the big river.

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